Easy Brookies (Brownie Cookies)

Welcome to the world of baking where you can create delicious treats, from cookies and brownies to cakes and loaves.

In this article, we will learn how to make easy brookies which is a mix of soft chocolate chip cookies and chewy fudgy brownies.

This recipe is great for beginners as it requires minimal ingredients and equipment, making it an easy go-to recipe for any occasion.

So, let’s get started!

What Is Brookie?

A “brookie” is a combination of brownie and cookie.

It’s a dessert that has the best of both worlds – soft, chewy chocolate chip cookies on top of rich, fudgy brownies.

The layers between the two complement each other perfectly, creating a delicious and unique treat that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

This delicious treat has gained popularity in recent years and can now be found in many bakeries and cafes around the world.

You can eat brookies as breakfast, snack, or dessert.

They are perfect for any occasion such as birthdays, picnics, or even a simple treat at home.

What Do You Need For Easy Brookies?

You will need all-purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, and semi-sweet chocolate chips.

1. All-purpose flour: This is the base of our brookies and will provide structure to the overall texture.

2. Unsweetened cocoa powder: Cocoa powder adds a rich chocolate flavor to the brownie layer. Make sure to use unsweetened cocoa powder as we will be adding sugar separately.

3. Baking powder: This is the leavening agent that will help our brookies rise and become fluffy.

4. Salt: A pinch of salt adds balance to the sweetness and enhances the overall flavor of the brookies.

5. Butter: Butter is used in both layers of the brookies and provides richness and flavor.

6. Brown sugar: Brown sugar adds a caramel-like flavor to the cookie layer and helps create that soft, chewy texture.

7. Granulated sugar: Granulated sugar is used in both layers for sweetness.

8. Eggs: Eggs help bind all the ingredients together and add moisture to the batter.

9. Semi-sweet chocolate chips: These add pockets of melty, gooey chocolate to the brookies. You can also use chopped chocolate or chunks for a more decadent treat.

How To Make Easy Brookies?

Brookies are quite simple to make and require minimal preparation.

Step 1: Preparing

Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).

In a large mixing bowl, combine melted butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar.

Add in two eggs and mix until fully incorporated.

In a separate bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.

Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, mixing until a smooth dough forms.

Fold in chocolate chips or chunks into the dough.

Step 2: Baking

In a greased baking dish, spread half of the dough evenly as the base layer.

Pour your favorite brownie mix on top of the cookie dough and spread it evenly.

Using the remaining cookie dough, drop spoonfuls on top of the brownie mix to create a second layer.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out unstick.

Step 3: Serving

Take brookies out of the oven and place them on a rack.

Let it cool before cutting into squares and serving.

Tips To Make Easy Brookies

To make perfect easy brookies every time, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

Firstly, make sure to use good quality ingredients for the best flavor and texture.

This includes using real butter and high-quality chocolate chips or chunks.

Secondly, do not overmix the dough as this can result in tough and dense brookies.

Mix just until all ingredients are fully incorporated.

Thirdly, be careful not to overbake the brookies as they will continue to cook a bit even after being taken out of the oven.

A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean, but the brookies should still feel slightly soft when touched.

Moreover, try using different types of chocolate chips or chunks, such as white chocolate or dark chocolate, and add in other ingredients like nuts, dried fruit, or candy pieces to create your signature brookie.

The possibilities are endless!

Lastly, feel free to get creative with your toppings by adding nuts, caramel, or other flavors to make your brookies even more unique and delicious.

How To Store Brookies?

Brookies can be stored in an airtight zip bag at room temperature for up to 4 days.

You can also freeze them slice by slice by wrapping them tightly in plastic wrap and placing them in a freezer-safe bag or container.

To thaw, simply leave brookies at room temperature for a few hours or overnight in the fridge.

You can also reheat them in the microwave for a warm and gooey treat.

To thaw frozen brookies, simply place them on the counter and let them come to room temperature before serving.

You can also reheat them in the microwave or oven to enjoy warm, melty brookies.

What To Serve With Brookies?

Brookies, with their irresistible combination of brownie and cookie layers, pair beautifully with a variety of accompaniments.

For a classic dessert experience, serve them alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream, which offers a cool, creamy contrast to the warm, chocolatey richness of the brookies.

A drizzle of caramel sauce or a sprinkle of sea salt can elevate the flavors, while a cup of hot coffee or cold milk makes an excellent beverage choice, providing a delightful sip between bites.

For those looking for a more adventurous pairing, try a glass of red wine, such as a Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon, to complement the deep chocolate notes of the brookies.

FAQs About Easy Brookies Recipe

1. Can I use a boxed brownie mix for this recipe?

Yes, you can use your favorite boxed brownie mix as the top layer of the brookies.

Simply follow the instructions on the box and pour it over the cookie dough base.

2. Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, you can substitute all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend.

Just make sure to check that all other ingredients, such as the baking powder and chocolate chips, are also gluten-free.

3. Can I use different types of sugar?

Yes, you can experiment with using different types of sugar in this recipe.

Brown sugar adds a deeper flavor while granulated sugar provides sweetness.

You can also try using coconut sugar or honey for a healthier twist.

Conclusion

Congratulations on completing your easy brookies!

By following this straightforward guide, you’ve learned not only how to blend the best qualities of cookies and brownies but also honed skills that will serve you well in future baking adventures.

The versatility and simplicity of this recipe make it a delightful choice for any baker, whether you’re preparing for a cozy family gathering or crafting treats for a festive occasion.

Remember, baking is as much about the joy of creating as it is about the final product, take pride in your homemade brookies, and don’t hesitate to experiment with additional flavors and ingredients.

Happy baking!

easy brookies

Easy Brookies (Brownie Cookies)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20

Equipment

  • 1 Large mixing bowl
  • 1 Separate mixing bowl
  • 1 Baking dish

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 and 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat: Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (180°C). This ensures the oven reaches the correct temperature by the time you're ready to bake.
  • Mix Wet Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of melted unsalted butter with 1 cup of granulated sugar and 1/2 cup of light brown sugar. Stir until well combined. Crack 2 large eggs into the bowl and mix until the eggs are fully incorporated into the mixture.
  • Combine Dry Ingredients: In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together 2 and 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Make sure these ingredients are evenly mixed for a uniform texture in your brookies.
  • Mix Together: Gradually add your dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Stir the mixture gently until just combined to avoid overmixing.
  • Add Chocolate: Fold in 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks into the batter. This will create lovely melty pockets of chocolate in your brookies once baked.
  • Layering: Lightly grease your baking dish to prevent sticking. Spread half of your brookie dough evenly across the bottom of the dish. Next, pour your brownie mix over the first layer of cookie dough, leveling it out. With the remaining brookie dough, drop spoonfuls over the brownie layer, creating a marbled effect.
  • Bake: Place your baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes. The brookies are done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
  • Cool: Once baked, remove the dish from the oven. Allow the brookies to cool in the pan for about 20 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack. Cooling helps the brookies set and makes them easier to cut.
  • Cut and Serve: After the brookies have cooled completely, cut them into squares. Serve either as is or, for an even more decadent treat, with a dollop of ice cream.
  • Enjoy: Your easy brookies are now ready to be enjoyed! Pair them with a glass of milk or your favorite beverage for the perfect treat.
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